Too Embarrassed to Ask


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Technology doesn’t need to be confusing, though too often it is. Do you have tech questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher of Recode and Lauren Goode of The Verge have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products. Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed, or by emailing [email protected]


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What is blockchain?

July 14th, 2017

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode about blockchain, the technology that makes bitcoin and other digital currencies possible. Allaire says blockchains are a modern record-keeping system and that integrating them into our lives is analogous to the move from using America Online in the late...

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Recode senior commerce editor Jason Del Rey talks with Kara Swisher about the ongoing rivalry betweenAmazonand Walmart, which was recently marked by big M&A deals:Amazonannounced plans to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and Walmart said it would acquire men's clothing brand Bonobos for more than $300 million. Del Rey explains both...

Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk with The Verge's Casey Newton and Kara's oldest son, Louie Swisher, about how teens are using (or not using) apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Musically and more. Louie says he uses Snapchat because he needs to talk to people, and Instagram because he enjoys it, but avoids Facebook as much as he can because...

Headspace CEO Rich Pierson talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about meditation apps and why it's important to find stressed out people where they already are — on their phones. Pierson says people used to back away from him and his co-founder when they learned about the company, but the world is coming around to the idea of guided...